Grey College produced 45 Springboks

#
59
Name
Herman Dirk (Broekie) Van Broekhuizen
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Flanker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1896, 1890
#
134
Name
Evelyn Edgar (Boetie) McHardy
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Wing
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1912, 1908
#
158
Name
Sarel Stephanus Francois (Sarel) Strauss
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1921, 1909
#
256
Name
Henry James (Kalfie) Martin
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Prop
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1937, 1928
#
246
Name
Louis Babrow
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1937, 1933
#
261
Name
Pieter Jacobus (Piet) de Wet
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1938, 1935
#
325
Name
Coenraad Frederik (Popeye) Strydom
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Scrum-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1955, 1949
#
402
Name
Johannes Wilhelmus (John) Wessels
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Hooker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1965, 1953
#
446
Name
Johannes Jacobus“Johan” Spies
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Lock
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1970, 1963
#
453
Name
Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Full-back, Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1971, 1967
#
455
Name
Morné du Plessis
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Number Eight, Flanker
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1971, 1966
#
466
Name
Jacobus Cornelis Pauw (Jackie) Snyman
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Position
Centre, Fly-half
Current Team
Springboks
Past Teams
Grey College
Seasons
1974, 1965
Theuns Stofberg
Year Played : 1976
Year Matriculated : 1972
Robbie Blair
Year Played : 1977
Year Matriculated : 1970
Jaco Reinach
Year Played : 1986
Year Matriculated : 1980
Helgard Muller
Year Played : 1986
Year Matriculated : 1982
Johan Styger
Year Played : 1992
Year Matriculated : 1979
Pieter Muller
Year Played : 1992
Year Matriculated : 1988
Heinrich Füls
Year Played : 1992
Year Matriculated : 1989
Andries Truscott
Year Played : 1992
Year Matriculated : 1981
Ruben Kruger
Year Played : 1993
Year Matriculated : 1988
Naka Drotské
Year Played : 1993
Year Matriculated : 1989
Ollie le Roux
Year Played : 1993
Year Matriculated : 1991
Werner Swanepoel
Year Played : 1997
Year Matriculated : 1991
Charl Marais
Year Played : 1999
Year Matriculated : 1988
CJ van der Linde
Year Played : 2002
Year Matriculated : 1998
Gerrie Britz
Year Played : 2004
Year Matriculated : 1996
Ruan Pienaar
Year Played : 2006
Year Matriculated : 2002
Francois Steyn
Year Played : 2006
Year Matriculated : 2005
Wian du Preez
Year Played : 2007
Year Matriculated : 2000
Jannie du Plessis
Year Played : 2007
Year Matriculated : 2000
Bismarck du Plessis
Year Played : 2007
Year Matriculated : 2002
Tiaan Liebenberg
Year Played : 2007
Year Matriculated : 1999
Adriaan Strauss
Year Played : 2008
Year Matriculated : 2003
Heinrich Brüssow
Year Played : 2008
Year Matriculated : 2004
Flip van der Merwe
Year Played : 2010
Year Matriculated : 2003
Deon Stegmann
Year Played : 2011
Year Matriculated : 2004
Coenie Oosthuizen
Year Played : 2011
Year Matriculated : 2007
Andries Strauss
Year Played : 2011
Year Matriculated : 2002
Johan Goosen
Year Played : 2012
Year Matriculated : 2010
Piet van Zyl
Year Played : 2013
Year Matriculated : 2007
Jan Serfontein
Year Played : 2013
Year Matriculated : 2011
Marcel van der Merwe
Year Played : 2014
Year Matriculated : 2009
Cobus Reinach
Year Played : 2014
Year Matriculated : 2008
Francois Venter
Year Played : 2016
Year Matriculated : 2009
Year Played : 0000
Year Matriculated : 0000
Year Played : 0000
Year Matriculated : 0000
Year Played : 0000
Year Matriculated : 0000

Springboks

Grey College has produced 45 capped Springbok rugby players. Since WW II Grey has produced more Springbok players than any other school.

List of Grey College Springboks: (brackets Year Capped) * means Springbok number

45 Springboks produced by Grey College

* indicates Springbok number; (Test Debut); “Nickname”

1. Herman Dirk “Broekie” van Broekhuizen ( 5 September 1896) – 59*

2. Evelyn Edgar “Boetie” McHardy (1912) – 134*

3. Sarel Stephanus Francois Strauss (17 September 1921) – 158*

4. Henry James “Kalfie” Martin (17 July 1937) – 256*

5. Louis Babrow (26 June 1937) – 246*

6. Pieter Jacobus “Piet” de Wet (6 August 1938) – 261*

7. Coenraad Frederik “Popeye” Strydom (3 September 1955 ) – 325*

8. Johannes Wilhelmus “John” Wessels (6 April 1965) – 402*

9. Johannes Jacobus“Johan” Spies (25 July 1970) – 446*

10. Morné du Plessis (17 July 1971) – 455*

11. Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman (3 June 1972) – 453*

12. Jacobus Cornelis Pauw “Jackie” Snyman (22 June 1974) – 466*

13. Marthinus Theunis Steyn “Theuns” Stofberg (14 August 1976) – 489*

14. Robert “Robbie” Blair (27 August 1977) – 494*

15. Jacobus “Jaco” Reinach (10 May 1986) – 542*

16. Helgard Lourens Muller (31 May 1986) – 551*

17. Pieter Gysbert Muller (15 August 1992) – 560*

18. Heinrich Theodor Füls (15 August 1992) – 567*

19. Johannes Jakobus “Johan” Styger (15 August 1992) – 566*

20. Johannes Andries Truscott (3 October 1992) – 581*

21. Ruben Jacobus Kruger (6 November 1993) – 596*

22. Allen Erasmus “Naka” Drotské (13 November 1993) – 601*

23. André-Henri “Ollie” le Roux (4 June 1994) – 600*

24. Werner “Smiley” Swanepoel (5 July 1997) – 654*

25. Charl Francois Marais (12 June 1999) – 685*

26. Christoffel Johannes “CJ” van der Linde (16 November 2002) – 741*

27. Gert Johannes Jacobus “Gerrie” Britz (12 June 2004) – 760*

28. Ruan Pienaar (26 August 2006) – 779*

29. Francois Philippus Lodewyk Steyn (11 November 2006) – 783*

30. Bismarck Wilhelm du Plessis (7 July 2007) – 787*

31. Jan Nathaniel “Jannie” du Plessis (7 July 2007) – 788*

32. Christiaan Rudolph “Tiaan” Liebenberg (1 December 2007) – 794*

33. Jan Adriaan Strauss (19 July 2008) – 800*

34. Heinrich Wilhelm Brussow (22 November 2008) – 801*

35. Wian Hunter du Preez (21 November 2009) – 792*

36. Phillip Rudolph “Flip” van der Merwe (12 June 2010) – 818*

37.  Jacobus Strauss (4 December 2010) – 827*

38. Gideon Johannes “Deon” Stegmann (6 November 2010) – 825*

39. Coenrad Victor “Coenie” Oosthuizen (9 June 2012) – 824*

40. Johannes Lodewikus “Johan” Goosen (8 September 2012) – 839*

41. Jan Lodewyk Serfontein (8 June 2013) – 849*

42. Petrus Erasmus “Piet” van Zyl (15 June 2013) – 852*

43. Marcel van der Merwe (28 June 2014) – 858*

44. Cobus Reinach (27 September 2014) – 864*

45. Jacobus Francois Venter (12 November 2016) – 877*

 

Springboks that schooled at Grey but didn’t matriculate at Grey

  1. Brendon James (BJ) Botha (26 August 2006) – 778*

3 Uncapped Boks

  1. *Pieter Hermias Cornelius “Lappies” Labuschagne (2013 Bok Squad)
  2. *Robert Thompson Ebersohn (2013 Bok Squad)
  3. *Paul Abraham Jordaan (2014 Bok Squad)

4 Springboks that was Teachers at Grey (non old Boys)

  1. Gert Daniël Cilliers – (13 July 1963) – Bok nr.342*
  2. Gerrie Germishuizen –
  3. Jan Slebusch – kroonstad –
  4. Chris de Wilsen –

 

12 International Rugby Players played for other countries:

  1. James Roos Craven – Rugby – Rhodesia 1965 (Class of 1961)
  2. Andre Blom – Rugby – USA 1997
  3. Nelio de Sa – Rugby – Portugal 1998 (Class of 1993)
  4. Emil Seyfferdt – Rugby & Sevens – The Arabian Gulf “UAE” (Class of 1987)
  5. Michael Horak – Rugby – England 2002
  6. Raoul Larson – Rugby – Namibia 2011
  7. Richardt Strauss – Rugby – Ireland 2012
  8. Awie Thomson – Rugby – Namibia 2013 (Class of 2012)
  9. Leneve Damens – Rugby – Namibia 2015 (Class of 2011)
  10. Hendrik van der Merwe – Rugby – Germany (Class of 2007)
  11. Mike Andrade – Sevens Rugby – Portugal 2015 (Class of 2014)
  12. Adriaan Theisinger – Rugby – Germany 2016 (Class of 2008)

 

 

Information compiled & archived by Nelio de Sa Twitter @NelioDeSa

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Leagues
Rugby World Cup, World Rugby Internationals
Seasons
1896, 1912, 1921, 1937, 1938, 1955, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
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